The professional muscle kneaders at Effleurage Massage Therapy & Bodywork aim to ease tension and promote wellness from the outside-in. They’ve mastered a quintet of styles—Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, sports, and chair massage—that they tailor to each client’s particular aches. The company’s list of post-massage benefits rings true to many previous clients, who have experienced first-hand the boost of energy, improved joint flexibility, and limbo-contest prowess that come with each massage.
When Kimberly Schadewald won a gift certificate for a massage, she wasn’t just winning free relief from stress. She was winning relief from the chronic pain that had plagued her since a work injury when she was 16. It also led her to discover a calling to heal others in the same way. Before founding 5 Points Wellness LLC, she studied Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy at the Gentle Healing School of Massage before attending Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to study reiki. Equipped with this knowledge and experience, Schadewald helps clients alternatively manage and prevent pain through massage services with amenities such as a heated cherry stone pillow that eases areas of deep tension. She also works with children over the age of 6 to eradicate the daily stress of growing older, going to school, and cat fighting with imaginary friends.
The staff at Holistic Reflections, LLC really listen to their clients. Each ache and pain is addressed with a personalized treatment plan that includes massages for ailments ranging from prenatal discomfort or sports injuries to migraines or chronic ear infections. The massage therapists are also well versed in oncology massages that offer respite from side effects of cancer treatments.
Helmed by board-certified rejuvenation maven Dr. Anthony Lombardi, The Lombardi Plastic Surgery Center temporarily erases unwanted frown lines, crow’s feet, and other facial signs of aging, leaving behind smooth countenances, with Dysport treatments. During the nonsurgical procedure, the doctor carefully injects small amounts of Dysport’s Botulinum toxin type A into furrowed facial regions. The service temporarily decrees a cease-and-desist order on the cantankerous muscles that cause wrinkles, relaxing contractions and helping clients achieve a fine-line-free, youthful visage without having to embark on lengthy pilgrimages to mythical fountains flowing with baby formula. The silky-smooth results typically last three to four months.
David Marron remembers a day when he was in middle school, kneeling atop a pew during Mass and clasping his hands together in prayer. His back, already strained at a young age from participating in a number of sports, sent pulses of pain to his knees. The pain overwhelmed him and he fainted, startling the Catholic-school peers around him. David's mother, concerned for the wellbeing of her son, decided to take him to a chiropractor. The treatments quickly helped to rebuild the strength in his body, and sparked young David's desire to pursue a career in chiropractic.
Since becoming a board-certified chiropractor in 1984, Doctor of Chiropractic David Marron has completed numerous post-graduate studies, garnered several certifications, and opened a center focused on treating ailments with a combination of holistic modalities. The team at Marron Wellness Center creates personalized healing plans for patients of all ages, whose aches and pains may meet their fate with any blend of techniques from chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, and massage therapy.
The facility houses multiple treatment rooms, including three chiropractic rooms, two acupuncture rooms, and one decompression room, plus two separate waiting areas to ensure that all visitors can score a seat for themselves and their favorite cat figurine.
Before opening Believe Skin Care Studio, owner Lauryn Allen spent two years at the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. She learned much while tending to her base of big-city clients, and she brings all of that knowledge—as well as 13 years of general spa experience—to her own charming studio in Oakhurst. Lauryn and her staff cater to all skin types with facials that flush dirt from pores and waxing services that swipe away unwanted fuzz. Various makeup wands summon cherry-red lips, tinted lashes, smoky eyes, and orange hopscotch courts on the studio’s floor. Skilled therapist Candice plies her nimble fingers during massages in modalities ranging from soothing Swedish to penetrating deep tissue.